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Volume imaging of anisotropic materials

Revealing the molecular orientations of anisotropic materials is desired in materials science and soft-matter physics. Now, an optical diffraction tomographic approach enables the direct reconstruction of dielectric tensors of anisotropic structures in three dimensions.

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Fig. 1: Principle of operation of the DTT method.


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Sentenac, A., Maire, G. & Chaumet, P.C. Volume imaging of anisotropic materials. Nat. Mater. 21, 269–271 (2022).

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